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A Polish Court Ruling Enrages the EU, but a ‘Polexit’ Remains Unlikely

MIN READOct 8, 2021 | 17:15 GMT

The EU and Polish flags are seen at the entrance of the Polish Permanent Representation to the European Union on Oct. 8, 2021, in Brussels, Belgium.

The EU and Polish flags are seen at the entrance of the Polish Permanent Representation to the European Union on Oct. 8, 2021, in Brussels, Belgium.

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A ruling by Poland’s top court questioning the primacy of EU law could trigger severe financial and political penalties from Brussels, but it won’t cause Warsaw to exit the bloc. Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Oct. 7 that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) does not have the power to interfere with the Polish government’s decisions on the judiciary. It also said that the Polish constitution takes precedence over EU laws on issues not explicitly delegated by member states to the bloc, such as the internal organization of the judiciary. ...

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